Cities XL Platinum

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StarCraft May 27, 2013 @ 2:55pm
how to get the game working ?
well ive tried everything so far and ive come to one conclusion this game cant find vcomp.dll even thought its on my pc which is strange ive re installed everything with visual c++ and direct x etc and always comes up vcomp.dll isnt found any ideas how to get this crap working
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The doctor is in May 27, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
well here is a new one, never heard of that one before, sounds like c/c++ runtime 2005 is bad

try this

verify game cache

if that does not work

uninstall c/c++ runtime 2005
then goto microsoft and get and install c/c++ runtime 2005 32-bit
then goto microsoft and get and install c/c++ runtime 2005 32-bit updates

if that does not work

run command prompt as admin and run

sfc /scannow

if it verifies and that does not work try this

if that does not work

make sure windows is fully up to date by running windows update

if that does not work

then open the last log file in

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Focus Home Interactive\Cities XL 2012\log

and post the very last error

also open the windows application and system event logs and post any releated warning/error

and post what version, release, edition of windows you have

and open an command prompt and enter


and post your path

Last edited by The doctor is in; May 27, 2013 @ 4:08pm
StarCraft May 27, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
hmm came across that thread while looking for a fix
The doctor is in May 27, 2013 @ 3:38pm 
here links to c/c++ runtime

manually download/install the following redists:

(in all cases, the vcredist_x86.exe one)
(make sure you get 32-bit ones the games use 32 bit even when you have 64-bit os)

then reboot.

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Last edited by The doctor is in; May 27, 2013 @ 3:45pm
StarCraft May 27, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
nope tried it and still getting the exact same thing wrong
emanrex101 May 27, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
I would suggest going to and becoming a memeber where you can find all the answers to your questions and find awsome mods for your game.
The doctor is in May 27, 2013 @ 9:52pm 
since installing c/c++ runtime 2005 32bit didnt help

i would install all the c/c++ runtime 32bit and 64 bit its one of them

if you google vcomp.dll missing error you find they all say to install a different version of c/c++ runtime. so the one the game is looking for the one your system is refering is either bad or missing or the path to it is corrupt or incessible

by the way run a chksk /f as admin on c: and if you have multiple drives on the drive the game is installed on, you may need to reboot

it could be simply you have errors in your file system or in acls and cant access the vcomp.dll

so you may want to do a search for vcomp.dll and make sure you can access all of them and that they have the correct access rights.

windows keeps a bunch of them in
c:\program files
c:\program files (x86)

users should be able to read and execute

sadly windows has a very bad design flaw called side by side which was done in an attempt to deal with dll hell bad which was another very bad design flaw with earlier windows and still is. andwyas they have this directory called WinSxS in c:\windows which contains mostly hard references to dlls, sadly windows explorer does not show real files and hard links differently, well as far as i remember anyways.

sadly when something goes bad there its hard to fix. also windows has references in the registry when something goes bad there or the reference dont match the file. guess what their installer just goes to the registry checks if you have the correct version and then stops. the morons never check to see if the file system matches. just watch the registry reference hash is.

so to resolve this you have to uninstall the thing, run a registry cleaner to remove the now bad reference, and then run an installer and then do all patches. its a nightmare.

also keep in mind that windows also keeps shadow copy of important files like this so deleting them does not always delete them. you have to delete them and then delete the shadow copies. else window will put back the file. so if the file is bad and the shadow copy is bad you have issues. normally you have to go to safe mode and delete them both. and dont forget the registry reference since their installer is broken. sadly microsoft knows this but does not fix it. its a nightmare for developers who run into trouble with visual studio and then its nearly impossible to cleanup. well unless you want to spend days manually cleaning the registry and the file system and the shadow file system. easier to just reinstall the box from scratch and install everything from scratch and applay all the updates from scratch. just google issues with visual studio and installer. mostly due to bad download of components during installation or update. its a nightmare
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Date Posted: May 27, 2013 @ 2:55pm
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